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BYTA presents a documentary short that traces the historical roots of yoga practice in black communities in the U.S. Read more…
My Village Yoga was founded on the idea that the benefits of yoga should be shared with everyone throughout the Cleveland community, regardless of age, body type, race, religion, or fitness level.
My Village Yoga’s founder, Kimberly Archibald Russell, has been a 200-hour certified yoga instructor since 2014. She began practicing prenatal yoga 15 years ago. As principal instructor, Kimberly specializes in adapting yoga poses and sequences to provide an enjoyable and beneficial experience for men and women of any body type, age or flexibility level.
My Village Yoga focuses on the primary benefits of regular yoga practice, which include improved overall health, increased strength, flexibility and balance throughout the life cycle.
In the early years of her yoga practice, Kimberly rarely saw people of color at the studios around Cleveland. It was then that her dream was born, to teach yoga in her Hough-Fairfax neighborhood. That dream is now a reality. My Village Yoga can be found at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm; PNC Connections on Carnegie Avenue on Saturdays at 12:30 pm, and Africa House, 1695 E. 81 Street on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:00 pm. She also teaches yoga at summer camps, day care centers and senior centers as requested.
Kimberly introduces yoga to new populations and reiterates that yoga isn’t just about the poses. Your yoga experience will be unique to your body and your life experiences.
Yoga Teacher Training
Where I Teach
Kimberly Archibald Russell
RYT-200; currently enrolled in 300-hour yoga teacher training
Cleveland, OH, USA
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